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Comment Re:Incredibly wise advice (Score 1) 120

So live below your means and invest everything you can, so that once you hit that limit you will be financially independent.

Also, don't have kids. They cost a fortune.

And also, don't get married, because divorces tend to wipe out 50-70 percent of your net worth.

Exactly, best advice ever. If only people could have more common sense we would get out of the master/slave relationship. The 1% who own the world encourage the 99% to reproduce so that they remain enslaved to them. To hell with mankind, it can disappear as far as I'm concerned. As Mr Smith says, "Humans are a virus ..."

Comment Re: I believe it because.. (Score 5, Insightful) 291

That's just fine - you carry on believing that. The rest of us will keep on breeding. As you are removing yourself from the gene pool, your beliefs will die out with you.

Strange, I see idiots breeding like rabbits and expecting government/god to take care of the children as if they had a mission to carry on the human race while intelligent people choose to not breed because they have something between their two ears. Having children because we need them to pay for your pension is nothing short of Ponzi scheme, having above 25% unemployment among the young as in Spain, Italy just screws up these "we need more children to work and pay for retirement pensions".

Comment Re:I believe it because.. (Score 1) 291

I have been discriminated against a few times because I choose to be childless.

Completely agree with you. A male choosing to be childless is too often equated with being irresponsible which based on current cost of living and depleting resources should i fact be considered as very responsible.

Data Storage

Submission + - Texas Set To Store Energy In Underground Salt Caverns (vaultelectricity.com)

jmasterson writes: Getting electricity out of wind is like coaxing a stubborn mule down a trail. It moves at its own pace and stops and starts when it wants to. The challenge for grid operators is to integrate electricity produced by wind at irregular and unpredictable intervals into the grid which requires a close balance between electricity in and electricity out.

This is good news for electricity rates in Texas. Energy storage capability added to an electricity grid multiplies the capacity of the group without need to add new power plants. This will reduce the amount of new power generation capacity that will need to be built in the future.


Submission + - StackOverflow Man Remakes Net One Answer at a Time (wired.com)

MikeatWired writes: "Jeff Atwood wants to make software developers better. No, scratch that. He wants to make the entire internet better. Atwood is the co-founder of StackExchange, a network of question-and-answer websites. StackExchange’s original site, StackOverflow, caters exclusively to developers. 'We have a reputation about being jerks about quality, but we want each page we put up to make the internet better, not worse,' Atwood tells Wired. 'Not even the same. Better.' But according to Atwood, StackOverflow’s goal isn’t just to have quality answers or help developers solve technical problems. 'A programmer’s job is to communicate with users to find out what people want,' he explains. 'We’re tricking developers into being better communicators.' By making developers better at the non-technical aspects of programming, Atwood hopes StackOverflow can make the internet better for everyone. At the very least, software developers — and so many others — are listening."

Submission + - When Functional Programming Makes Sense (infoworld.com)

snydeq writes: "Unless you've been living under a rock, you know functional programming languages rank among the hottest languages used by so-called alpha geeks, writes Andrew Oliver. While this brave new world is upon us, and before we take things too far, it might be a good time to pause and reflect on the appropriateness of functional programming for everyday application development. 'Functional programming addresses the concurrency problem of state but often at a cost of human readability. Functional programmming may be entirely appropriate for many circumstances. Ironically, it might even help bring computer and human languages closer together indirectly through defining domain-specific languages. But its difficult syntax makes it an extremely poor fit for general-purpose application programming. Don't jump on this bandwagon just yet — especially for risk-averse projects.'"

Submission + - Gmail Down 1

ymom11 writes: Gmail has been down for about 1h 15m at time of writing. The apocalypse is coming; I predict cannibalism and general anarchy.

Submission + - Survey Finds Majority of Wikipedia Entries Contain Factual Errors (scienceworldreport.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors, according to research published today in the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) scholarly publication, Public Relations Journal. Findings from the research will help establish a baseline of understanding for how public relations professionals work with Wikipedia editors to achieve accuracy in their clients' entries.

Submission + - Law Of Attraction - Gathering the cooperative components (cristinacorban.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In the last years “Law of Attraction” became widely known due to the movie “The Secret”, intended to be at first a an Australian TV series based on the Teachings of Abraham®, produced by Rhonda Byrne.
Rhonda Byrne and her film crew joined Esther and Jerry Hicks on board of 2005 Alaskan Law of Attraction cruise, where they gather the material used as the foundation for the original version of the phenomenally successful movie “The Sec


Submission + - GOOGLE DRIVE 5 GB (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Google Drive Google Dropbox

Submission + - Inside LinkedIn's Expanding Data Universe (datanami.com)

An anonymous reader writes: This week we spent some time with LinkedIn team lead, data scientist and economist, Scott Nicholson to get a sense of what possibilities the big data of 150 million users present. We were able to get behind the scenes of the infrastructure and diverse stack (it's more than just Hadoop), and to tap into some visualizations that would make even a seasoned economist.

Submission + - IBM Sells POS Busiiness to Toshiba (bloomberg.com)

ErichTheRed writes: Yet another move by IBM out of end-user hardware — Toshiba will be buying IBM's retail point-of-sale systems business for $850M. I'm not an MBA, but is it REALLY a good idea for a company defined by good (and in this case high-margin) hardware to sell it off in favor of nebulous consulting stuff?? Is there really no money in hardware anymore? I doubt they'll ever sell their Power systems or mainframes off, but you never know!

Submission + - Robots will outnumber humans by 2035 (blogspot.com)

Remus Shepherd writes: "From the Early Warning blog comes an interesting extrapolation — the global population of robots is rising exponentially, and will overtake the global human population in the 2030s. The article mentions some consequences of this, including an anti-robot backlash, the potential Singularity, and/or 'all hell breaking loose'."

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